Overturned tractor trailer spills 7500 gallons of diesel fuel; all lanes shut down

Tractor trailer spills diesel fuel all over the interstate. Traffic is being diverted.

According to Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), an overturned tractor trailer spilled 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel on I-285 westbound at Jonesboro Road.

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All lanes are shut down in both directions at this time while crews work to clean the spill. 

Officials got a call at around 3:00 a.m. this morning from commuters about an overturned tractor trailer on the interstate.

When crews arrived at the scene, they found the tractor trailer had spilled 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel all over the roadway but no waterways or drains were impacted from the spill.

According to GDOT it will take about four hours to clean the spill and have all lanes, in both directions, up and running.

We will continue to update this story as information becomes available. 

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